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A sad fairwell to a great ship
"Holland America is going bigger and that means selling their small ship, the Prinsendam. This is our 5th trip and small ships are more rewarding for us. This is the most popular Holland America ship and there are..."Read More
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A sad fairwell to a great ship

Review for Prinsendam to Baltic Sea

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caphilips

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

Holland America is going bigger and that means selling their small ship, the Prinsendam. This is our 5th trip and small ships are more rewarding for us. This is the most popular Holland America ship and there are no plans to replace her. Competition from Viking Ocean Cruises and others will take many loyal travelers which is what we heard on board.We agree as we did Viking and their new ships are ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Superior Verandah Suite


Goodby Old Friend. We will miss you.

Review for Prinsendam to Baltic Sea

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Captain Ricky

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Prinsendam is going out of Holland America Service on July 1. I wondered if I should write these reviews, but since Veendam is taking over some of the Prinsendam itineraries in 2020 I’ve decided this might still help future cruisers. We took two back to back itineraries, Celtic Explorer and Norwegian Fjords Explorer on the MS Prinsendam. The 14 day Norwegian Fjords Explorer started with a sea ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Verandah Ocean-View Stateroom


Beautiful cruise of the Norwegian Fjords!

Review for Prinsendam to Norwegian Fjords

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florenceo

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise for the unsurpassed scenery. Norway is simply spectacular! The ports are full of wonderful, friendly and helpful people. The Prinsendam is a lovely, intimate small ship and it was one of her last sailings with Holland America Line. We had sailed on her before and wanted to have a farewell cruise. She will be greatly missed! Also, we have sailed with Holland ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Large Ocean-View Stateroom


Interesting UK and European ports and lovely traditional small ship

Review for Prinsendam to Europe - British Isles & Western

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VikingExplorer

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I am an active, adventurous mature adult who has seen the world on 56 cruises to date. I travel solo (with the constant wish that more cruise lines would offer better rates for solo travelers!). I love the sea and sailing, and probably enjoy the ride on the ship as much as the ports. I remember the “old” Holland America from the years before Carnival obtained it, and wish that this historic ...
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Sail Date: May 2019


This cruise packs a lot into 2 weeks, perhaps too much.

Review for Prinsendam to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Captain Ricky

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

The Celtic Explorer started in Dover and traveled to Jersey, Falmouth, Fishguard, Greenock, Skye, Mull, Dublin (2 days), Zebrugge, Antwerp (2 days) and Amsterdam. The main problem with this 12-day itinerary was that with only two sea days, ports came fast and furious. There was no sea day between embarkation and Jersey. For folks flying directly from the States there was no time to recover ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Verandah Ocean-View Stateroom


28 Day Celtic/ Norwegian Holland America Cruise

Review for Prinsendam to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Wapak

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

My wife and I had been wanting to visit these countries for the Outlander Tours (wife and Viking interests. Celtic portion, 14 Days: We enjoyed our foray to Jersey and visited the castle and enjoyed local food. Many of the towns that Holland America Line chose to stop at were small and quaint. We found some had absolutely nothing to do except to walk around have a beer and a bite of local ...
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Sail Date: May 2019


"River Explorer" gave us incredible port experiences! (Long - log style review)

Review for Prinsendam to Mediterranean

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StartrainDD

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Prinsendam European River Explorer 4-24-19 Note this is a long; log-style review. For just the summary scroll on down to the end. We left Pennsylvania on Monday evening April 22 on American non-stop to Rome. The flight was on time and arrived 35 minutes early into Rome. We met one of our fellow cruisers at the airport and had arranged a shared transfer to Civitavecchia. Despite some ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Verandah Ocean-View Stateroom


Old, boring!

Review for Prinsendam to Transatlantic

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tcigirl

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We chose the cruise for the ports. It is very Port intensive and did enjoy the experiences . Could use a few more sea days as it’s quite exhausting. The older people had a lot of trouble navigating on the tours as there was a lot of uneven ground. The food in the main dining room is awful and is quite repetitive. A lot of fried unhealthy foods. Choices are also limited. The restaurant is ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Verandah Ocean-View Stateroom


Very enjoyable cruise in a lovely ship

Review for Prinsendam to Transatlantic

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kiwikaye

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Had sailed on Prinsendam 10 years ago and many other HAL ships since, but always intended to come back to the Prinsendam. When we heard it had been sold we got on with booking (travelling with friends we had met on the ship 10 years ago and travelled with many times since). We enjoyed the trans-Atlantic and western Mediterranean cruise, especially 3 ports in Morocco. Pretty much everything was ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Verandah Ocean-View Stateroom


I actually lost three pounds!!!

Review for Prinsendam to Caribbean - Eastern

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cyzanzubi

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

I really wanted to try the Prinsendam while she is still under the HAL flag. Everything I heard about the passengers and the staff was spot on. Everyone was friendly and approachable. The staff was competent and always in a good mood The shops are extremely limited. Mostly jewelry and HAL branded items. My cabin steward and his helper were so very nice and accommodating. Friendly, spoke very good ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Cabin Type: Large Single Ocean-View Stateroom


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